Jobs and Vendor Opportunities

ROCKWOOL's facility in Ranson, WV is offering new local manufacturing jobs for the community and business opportunities for vendor partners.

Current Job Openings

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Manufacturing jobs and employment for Jefferson County

With a record as a top employer that offers exceptional employee support and development, find out more about ROCKWOOL and the manufacturing jobs coming soon to your neighborhood.

Working at ROCKWOOL

We are a market-leading global company with a proud 80-year history of innovation. We hear often from employees who tell us that working at ROCKWOOL is rewarding. Our well-paying jobs and comprehensive benefits packages have helped earn us recognition as a best-in-class employer.

The new facility in Ranson, West Virginia will employ at least 150 people locally with approximately 80 percent of those positions in technician roles supporting the production line and 20 percent in leadership roles.

Baseline salaries will range from $35,000 - $55,000 per year for technicians, and an average $85,000 per year for leadership and management positions.

For employees, working at ROCKWOOL means they receive a benefits package that includes extended health, dental, and vision (of which the company pays up to 85 percent of the premium), as well as disability and life insurance.

We are proud to offer a well-rounded package which includes 2-3 weeks of paid vacation and a 401K matched up to six percent by ROCKWOOL. All in all, the entire benefits package has a value of about $18,500.

ROCKWOOL provides access to courses, apprenticeships, and a range of in-house and online training programs and resources to support skills development and advancement for employees. This allows entry-level staff, for example, to be strongly positioned for growth, and with excellent performance on the job, they may be eligible for promotions after just 1-2 years.

We provide multiple programs as part of our commitment to the advancement and long-term security of our employees, including:

  • A hybrid vehicle incentive program
  • Fitness reimbursement
  • Education reimbursement via generous tuition subsidies for job-related courses
  • Mentoring program
  • Employee product purchase program
  • Uniform and laundry program
  • Maternity leave top-up payments for new moms (up to 100 percent of salary for 6 to 8 weeks)

The above list is part of what has contributed toward ROCKWOOL's Milton office being rated as one of the top employers in the region.

Community Partnerships

Making West Virginia home

We're partnering with key stakeholders in Jefferson County as part of our long-term investment in the community.

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College (Blue Ridge CTC)

ROCKWOOL is in early discussions with Blue Ridge CTC for the development of training programs that will help with improving the workplace readiness of participants.

West Virginia Manufacturers Association

As a member of West Virginia's diversity in manufacturing, ROCKWOOL participates in the Education and Workforce Advisory Council to partner with the Community and Technical College System to fine-tune the workforce needs with education and development initiatives.

Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce

In additional to being a member of the chamber, we are supporting their mission to promote positive growth among businesses in the county.

We are hiring locally

Recruitment for technicians, management, and leadership roles at the ROCKWOOL Ranson facility will begin in earnest in the second quarter of 2019.

We are a market-leading, global company with a proud 80-year history of innovation. Our products have a positive impact on global challenges like climate change and diminishing reserves of fossil fuels, and so can you.

When you join the ROCKWOOL Group, you become part of a global market leader in sustainable solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges.

Opportunities with ROCKWOOL in Ranson, Jefferson County include the following:

  • Operations: transform the stone and other raw materials into quality products.
  • Engineering: functions as the key technology provider to our production facilities.
  • Tradespeople: provide maintenance services for company equipment and buildings to pursue plant improvements and cost-effectiveness.
  • Supervisors: manage the plant and personnel to achieve objectives in terms of safety, quality, quantity, cost, efficiency, environment, and customer service.

Note: Pre-employment fit-for-duty assessments and drug screening are standard for employment in our U.S. factories.

Current job openings in Ranson, WV

We are excited to announce that we have vacancies at our production facility in Ranson, Jefferson County. Take a look at our available positions that offer competitive salaries and benefits, as well as opportunities for career advancement.

We will also be posting construction jobs available during the building process in cooperation with our lead contractor Clayco, Inc. Positions with Clayco will be clearly labeled in the job postings shown below.

We’re proud to foster a positive environment and empower a workforce that delivers solutions that aim to enhance modern living for people and the planet.

Trent Ogilvie

President, ROCKWOOL (North America)

Highlighting the manufacturing industry in Jefferson County

The manufacturing industry currently employs roughly 6.5 percent of the workers in the county.1 With occupations ranging from maintenance and entry-level staff to roles that require more specialized skill sets, the industrial manufacturing industry is quite diverse in the employment opportunities it provides within the City of Ranson and Jefferson County.

Based on an analysis prepared by the West Virginia Manufacturers Association, the job multiplier effect of manufacturing is the highest of any industry in the state.

For every 1 job created in the manufacturing industry, another 3.39 jobs are created through the value chain of the economy.2

ROCKWOOL workforce training investment per employee

Source: West Virginia Development Office MoU

Employment directly supported by manufacturing jobs

Source: EMSI 2017.4

Manufacturing industry rank for average salary

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

The demand for stone wool insulation remains on the upswing, fueled by forward-thinking builders, architects, contractors, specifiers and homeowners.

Trent Ogilvie

President, ROCKWOOL (North America)

Workplace culture

Our respectful culture means that you can be yourself and build your skills and competencies to the best of your ability. We pride ourselves on providing a people-driven and inclusive culture, with a commitment to recruiting and retaining the best talent while ensuring equal opportunities and non-discrimination.

When you work with us you can count on managers who will trust and empower you to grow both professionally and personally. You will have the opportunity to work on a variety of initiatives with passionate colleagues because at ROCKWOOL collaboration among our employees helps promote a stronger working environment and the sharing of best practices.

We believe that the foundation of sustainable communities is its people. ROCKWOOL is proud to foster a positive environment and empower a workforce that delivers solutions aimed at enhance modern living for people and the planet. Our track record of success in fostering entrepreneurial thinking in a positive workplace culture earned our Milton facility an award as a top employer

Every day, we are developing and applying new technologies in our production process to leverage the power of stone wool in building a more sustainable future. Our products help save energy, reduce emissions and waste, and improve building performance. Along with sustainable solutions, health and safety are at the core of our operations, whether in relation to our employees or the contractors and homeowners who install and use our products.

As a result, we continually invest in industry-leading practices and processes. This includes the state-of-the-art manufacturing facility right here in Ranson and training programs to ensure our workforce is set up for success to deliver high-quality standards across all positions.

Job Applications

Interested in a role with ROCKWOOL?

If you have a positive attitude and are looking to be a part of an organization that delivers solutions to enhance modern living for people and the planet look no further.

What I like most is the work environment. ROCKWOOL demonstrates a safe and healthy work environment for its entire workforce at every level of the organization. The passion and commitment of its people are evident throughout, as every department strives to be successful. The success is seen in all aspects of the organization through annual growth, new and innovative product offerings, productivity and customer satisfaction. At the end of each day, I am proud to say I work for ROCKWOOL.

Andrew Avgousti

Director of Operations

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Our facility in Ranson, WV is part of an organization where corporate social responsibility starts at the top and involves everyone.

Our CSR activities follow the example, encouragement and expectations of a globally-recognized leader.

We aim to be a good neighbor to our local communities and the global environment. This is a commitment that began in the 1950s, well before CSR became fashionable. Today, this commitment is at the heart of who we are and our values as an organization.

Examples of our corporate social responsibility initiatives range from employees volunteering support for local chapters of Habitat for Humanity, donating time and goods to food banks, and making donations to hospitals in the communities in which we operate.

Should a strong social conscience be an important part of what you look for in an organization then why not think about a career with ROCKWOOL? Corporate responsibility is in our DNA.

Job Applications

Interested in a role with ROCKWOOL?

If you have a positive attitude and are looking to be a part of an organization that delivers solutions to enhance modern living for people and the planet look no further.

ROCKWOOL's significant investment will help ensure the health and wellbeing of Milton families, friends, and neighbors, who are all vital members of our community. Their contribution will help greatly enhance the overall comfort and care of the families we serve.

Helen Vatistas

Executive Director of the Milton District Hospital Foundation
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Providing new business opportunities for local vendors and partners

Starting with the construction period and continuing after the factory is in operation, ROCKWOOL and its employees will be making a positive contribution to the local economy.

During the construction phase, there will be up to 250 workers on site from 2019 to 2020. These workers will support local businesses such as restaurants, hotels, grocery stores, and recreation centers, providing an opportunity for Jefferson County businesses to attract new customers and bring in new revenue opportunities.

Once the factory is up and running, we anticipate the Ranson ROCKWOOL facility will generate an estimated $5 million annually in local economic activity.

Since opening our factory in Marshall County, Mississippi, ROCKWOOL has contributed positively to the region. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has seen a growth of 28 percent in median household income levels and an 8 percent increase in median home values.3

Hear more about support the facility brought to the community from a local cafe owner located near our facility who won a catering contract that helped his business get off the ground by watching the video below.

The nature of Jefferson County, West Virginia including Harpers Ferry - environment, hiking, view of the surrounding towns
When [ROCKWOOL] first built we were a new restaurant, and they let us go in there and do a catering job with them that really helped us out tremendously starting out.

Tyler Clancy

Owner/Chef, Clancy's Cafe
Everyone I spoke with praised ROCKWOOL for being good neighbors and community members. I also learned that Marshall County is an active and thriving community and businesses and people continue to locate there.

Patsy Noland

Commissioner, JCC
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Who is ROCKWOOL and what is stone wool insulation?

Find out answers to these questions and more with information about our organization, its history and values, and an overview on the materials we use in manufacturing.

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Community and Economic Impact

We seek to make a positive impact in the City of Ranson and more broadly Jefferson County.

Through economic development that brings jobs for residents, opportunities for local businesses and support for local community organizations, we are focused on furthering the well-being of the community where we live and work.

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At ROCKWOOL, sustainability is always top of mind.

Responsible business practices underpin everything we do. Sustainability is not only important for our products and brand, but also for our production process. We have ambitious targets for 2022 and 2030 to further reduce our environmental footprint in compliance with United Nations sustainability goals.

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Factory Operations and Production

Interested in how our stone wool insulation is made?

The ROCKWOOL manufacturing process includes an overview of insulation being made and what it’s made of, day-to-day operations of the plant and insight into the visibility, water usage and trucking and transportation impacts for Jefferson County.

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Protecting against factory emissions to minimize the impact on air and water quality.

The state-of-the-art technology we use meets and exceeds regulatory requirements. We've also made a commitment to ongoing third-party air monitoring that will allow you to track air quality in the area.

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Construction and Permitting

An overview of the air, construction and environmental permits required.

Access detailed information regarding site selection for the factory, development and environmental management of the project.

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